main course

noun Nautical.
a square mainsail.

Origin:
1505–15

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main course
 
n
1.  the principal dish of a meal
2.  nautical a square mainsail

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Example sentences
The best choice for the main course is their skillfully prepared fish, such as
  monkfish or gilt head bream.
Then instead of the main course being in a small pre-plated dish, it's actually
  plated onboard and served on a proper plate.
The first main course to arrive is beef sautéed with scallions and ginger.
The pasta dishes can be served either as a main course or in smaller portions
  as a first course.
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